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Rumor Alert: Refused reportedly working on new album!

Well this is potentially very exciting.  Iconic Swedish hardcore punk act Refused just might be putting out a new album in 2015, their first release of new material in 17 years.  At least they are according to an instagram post from …And You Will Know Us By Our Really Fucking Long Band Name bassist Autry Fulbright.  Accompanied with a pic of Refused vocalist Dennis Lyxzen, he writes:

“in austria tonight for the ahoi pop festival weekend along with st. vincent and this guy’s band invsn which he’s doing between finishing vocals for the new refused album that’s coming out next year”

No official announcement has been made from anybody in the Refused camp confirming this alleged new album but we’ll let you know the moment more details surface.

INVSN is Dennis Lyxzen’s post-punk side project that released and album last year on Razor and Tie Records.

Refused broke up in 1998, shortly after the release of their iconic album The Shape of Punk to Come, but reunited in 2012 to play some shows before apparently parting ways again.



Refused announce departure of guitarist Jon Brännström

Iconic Swedish hardcore punk act Refused have announced that they have parted ways with their guitarist Jon Brännström, who claimed that he was fired from the band without an explanation. About his split from Refused, Brännström wrote:

“I was fired from Refused a while ago. I wasn’t given a reasonable explanation and wasn’t even invited to sit down and talk about it, so I’m not completely sure why they decided to go on without me. We’ve always been better at punk rock than democratic processes and dealing with conflicts, so I guess I’m not too surprised it went down like this. Quite sad indeed, but perhaps it’s all for the best. I have always been more interested in writing music than reproducing it, more at home in the studio than on the road. Comfortable with slow intellectual processes rather than reacting instinctively in tumbling settings. What hurts me the most, is obviously the gesture. We’ve had our ups and downs, but we’ve made art together and have been tied to together through Refused for twenty years. I used to be proud to call these people my friends.

Enough rationalization and moaning, though. I’m writing to you through this forum to express my gratitude. If it weren’t for you Refused wouldn’t have happened in the first place. All of you who made, and still make, wonderful art, thus inspiring us to also try to do so. All the people whose fights fueled ours. Those who couldn’t stand oppression, who took action against capitalism, racism and sexism. All of you who through words and activism lit sparks, kept ideas of solidarity alive, who actually made a change. And of course all you beautiful people who came and made our shows. Who gave us feedback on our music through dancing, shouting, late night discussions, through bombarding us with human faeces. You made it happen in the nineties, you made it happen during our reunion a couple of years ago. Touching to say the least. And I know you’ll keep it up. Fighting, dancing and creating forever. I know I will. Through my music, through my work, through interactions, through speaking up. Just not through the forum of Refused anymore.”

The remaining members of Refused posted the following response to Brännström’s announcement, “Any collective effort will have its ups and downs and when people really pour their hearts into something, things get complicated. We cut ties with Jon already in 2013 because he did not share our passion for the band. We don’t know why he decided to emit this narrative on facebook or why he did it now, instead of just calling one of us up, but we wish him the best in his future endeavors.”

Refused broke up in 1998, shortly after the release of their iconic album The Shape of Punk to Come, but reunited in 2012 to play some shows before apparently parting ways again.



Composer Jonas Nydesjö has arranged Refused’s “The Shape of Punk to Come” for Orchestra

Composer Jonas Nydesjö has arranged Swedish hardcore band Refused‘s “The Shape of Punk to Come” into an orchestra piece titled “Shape Into Shambles.” You can give the work a listen below.



Punk Rock Documentary: “Refused Are Fucking Dead” DVD (2006)

“Refused Are Fucking Dead” is a 2006 documentary about the punk band Refused and the last year of their career. The film was directed by the band’s guitarist, Kristofer Steen and includes a number of live performances and music videos.

You can watch it in full right here.



Refused explain why they’re breaking up again

Refused, who just recently announced their last-ever reunion shows, have released a statement in regards to their future and decision to break up again. You can read the “farewell” statement in its entirety here.

Refused, who broke up back in 1998, announced their reunion last January. Their last studio album The Shape of Punk to Come was released on Epitaph in 1998. Twelve years later, a deluxe edition of that album was released.



Refused announce support for Australia shows

After announcing what seems to be the very last of their reunion shows in Norway and Sweden, today Refused revealed the support acts for their upcoming Aussie shows.

Blkout, Nuclear Summer, Endless Heights, Outright and Hightime will open for the hardcore legends next month. The dates for that leg of the tour are here.

Refused, who broke up back in 1998, announced their reunion last January. Their last studio album “The Shape of Punk to Come” was released on Epitaph in 1998. Twelve years later, a deluxe edition of that album was released.



Refused announce last-ever reunion shows

After spending much of this year embarking on a series of reunion tours, Refused have announced what appears to be their last-ever shows before another split. If you live in Sweden (or Norway) and missed their reunion shows, this can be your last chance. All the dates are right here.

Refused, who broke up back in 1998, announced their reunion last January. Their last studio album The Shape of Punk to Come was released on Epitaph in 1998. Twelve years later, a deluxe edition of that album was released.



Refused announce a few European tour dates

Swedish hardcore band Refused have announced European tour dates.

You can check them out here.

Refused, who broke up back in 1998, announced their reunion last January. Their last studio album “The Shape of Punk to Come” was released on Epitaph in 1998. Twelve years later, a deluxe edition of that album was released.

 



Refused to play final U.S. reunion show in Los Angeles Nov. 5th

 Swedish hardcore band Refused have announced that they will play their final US reunion show on November 5th at the Fonda Theater in Los Angeles, concluding a series of hugely successful performances across the country. Pre-sale for the LA show will be available Wednesday, September 12th at 12 pm and will include limited edition bundles ( VIP,  ticket + limited edition t-shirt with show date) with all fees and proceeds going to SSE (Syrentha Savio Endowment)/ Shirts for a Cure (http://syrentha.org) and can be purchased by going here.

Playing their first show since their break-up in the late 90’s in April of this year, the band has completed a massively successful, sold-out headlining run  this summer  that  reached pinnacle points at Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, the FYF Fest in September. The band will play their final festival show on Saturday November 3rd  at  Fun Fun Fun Fest in Austin, TX.

 



Watch a full live set from Refused

We recently found an awesome Refused concert streaming in its entirety on YouTube. The show took place at The Fox Theater in Oakland, CA on August 31st, 2012.

You can watch the whole show right here.

Refused, who broke up sometime back in 1998 and announced their reunion last January. Their last studio album “The Shape of Punk to Come” was released on Epitaph in 1998. Twelve years later, a deluxe edition of that album was released.



Refused announce Australian tour dates

Despite the uncertainty of their future as a reunited band, hardcore legends Refused continue toying with everyone’s emotions by announcing a handful of Australian shows. Check out the dates here.

Refused, who broke up back in 1998, announced their reunion last January. Their last studio album “The Shape of Punk to Come” was released on Epitaph in 1998. Twelve years later, a deluxe edition of that album was released.



Refused announce fall European tour dates

Hardcore legends Refused continue to play with the heartstrings of their fans.

No more than two weeks ago, the band issued a statement which was construed as somewhat of a farewell.

Today, the band has announced a two-week tour in Europe during the end of September and beginning of October. It looks like the Swedes may be sticking around for awhile…let’s hope. Check out the tour dates and locations here.

Refused, who broke up sometime back in 1998, announced their reunion last January. Their last studio album “The Shape of Punk to Come” was released on Epitaph in 1998. Twelve years later, a deluxe edition of that album was released.



No more Refused?

This has got to be the saddest news in the hardcore punk community. Even though Refused have more reunion shows scheduled, it looks another break up is on the horizon. Frontman Dennis Lyxzén issued the following explanation on the band’s Facebook page:

“Basically we just want to play. The response has been overwhelming and we are having such a great time with this. We really wish that we could do more than are actually doing. But we are not that type of band anymore. This is a strange sort of one-off type of deal that is soon coming to an end. But we are really trying to make the most of it while we are here. We never thought that the demand for a bunch of Swedish punks would be this big and we knew from the get-go that it would be impossible to please everyone. But we are working our hardest at it.”

Refused, who broke up sometime back in 1998, announced their reunion last January. Their last studio album The Shape of Punk to Come was released on Epitaph in 1998. Twelve years later, a deluxe edition of that album was released.



Live Video: Refused at Rock am Ring festival 2012

Hardcore legends Refused played the Rock am Ring festival in Europe last month and some German television station aired a high quality “best of” recording of the event which you can check out right here.  It features the songs “Worms of the Senses / Faculties of the Skull”, “The Refused Party Program”, “Liberation Frequency” and “Rather Be Dead.”

Refused last released a deluxe edition of their acclaimed album, “The Shape of Punk to Come” through Epitaph Records in 2010.



Video: Refused cover Bad Brains and Cro-Mags

Hardcore legends Refused played a free show at Brooklyn club Europa earlier this week (personal note: how the hell did I now know about that until now?), during which they covered Bad Brains’ “Attitude” and Cro-Mags’ “We Gotta Know.” Check out videos here.

Refused last released a deluxe edition of their acclaimed album, “The Shape of Punk to Come” through Epitaph Records in 2010.